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Director, DFM&CSOur vision at the Defense Financial Management & Comptroller School (DFM&CS) is to be a Department of Defense (DoD) center of excellence, providing multi-disciplined, advanced Financial Management education to support the warfighter. To fulfil that vision, our faculty teaches three courses: the Defense Financial Management Course (DFMC), the Defense Decision Support Course (DDSC), and the Air Force Professional Financial Management Course (PFMC). DFMC is a joint course taught using a blended learning format, with approximately one-week of course work completed via distance learning at home station and three weeks in-residence at Maxwell AFB. DDSC is a joint, four-day course taught at Maxwell AFB and locations around the world. PFMC is a four-week Air Force only course taught at Maxwell AFB, with some pre-arrival distance learning requirements.
 
The DFM&CS mission is to provide world class Financial Management education for DoD personnel by delivering advanced course work in a joint learning environment. We strive to expand student skill sets by covering more than just basic financial management topics. DFM&CS uses resident and adjunct faculty along with guest speakers to provide a robust curriculum...enhanced financial management principles and current issues; critical thinking; strategic orientation; conflict resolution; fiscal law; leadership; decision support; and fiduciary responsibilities.
 
My dedicated and highly qualified staff and I are here for you. We promise your DFM&CS experience will be challenging and personally gratifying, but your overall learning experience will depend on your active participation and successful completion of course requirements. We facilitate your learning through lectures and interactive exercises, but your participation and interaction with fellow classmates will be the keys to your successful learning experience.
 
We look forward to partnering with you as you grow to the next level of financial management and leadership.
 
DWAYNE A. LAHAYE
Col, USAF
Director, Defense Financial Management & Comptroller School